Leucrota are a band from Santa Cruz, California that plays a mixture of black metal, sludge, crust, d beat, hardcore punk and noise rock and this is a review of their 2015 demo which was released by Sentient Ruin Laboratories.
Clean playing starts off the demo and after a minute reverb is added onto the recording and takes the music into a heavier direction along with a great amount of high pitched screams that are heavily influenced by hardcore, black metal and sludge and you can also hear a lot of noise rock elements in the bands musical style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some blast and d beats in the faster sections of the music and the vocals also bring in deep growls at times and the riffs also bring in a small amount of melodies at times and some of the songs also use a small amount of guitar leads.
Leucrota takes black metal, sludge, crust and post hardcore and mix them together along with a variety of many influences to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Leucrota are a very decent sounding mixture of black metal, sludge, crust, d beat, hardcore punk and noise rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Never Again" and "Systematic Violence". 7/5 out of 10.